My use for a garden cart like this is to wheel around bags of mulch, heavy ceramic pots, multiple flats of plants, and so on. Even though I have a small, urban garden—as I’ve often pointed out—it doesn’t make dragging around gardening supplies any easier. What I’d really like is a faithful assistant to follow me around from nursery to other nursery to other nursery to home and then back and forth among the beds. But I do like this cart—it reminds me of the red wagon I used when I delivered papers as a kid (my first job in journalism). Papers were heavier then.
So here’s one of our coolest give-aways ever. The good people at Troy-Bilt responded immediately to Amy’s advice about how to get on the right side of garden bloggers. They have some of these cute red garden carts to give away. Here are the specs:
• 7 cubic feet
• 300 lb weight capacity
• 20″ spoked wheels with rubber pneumatic
• Easy-grip, large diameter tubular handles
• Sturdy, painted wood bed
• Inside dimensions: 42L x 12H x 23W (inches)
• Outside dimensions, including handle and wheels: 58L x 23H x 34W (inches)
• Removable front panel for easy dumping
Here’s the contest. I have five (5) to give away so your chances are good. I had a few ideas for possible comment tasks, including writing a classic sonnet and describing and solving the most important issue facing home gardeners today. But, in the end, I came up with this: list your five favorite plants (presumably that you could put in this cart) and briefly explain why they’d be the ones you’d rescue from your garden if it was threatened by catastrophe. Or just say why you like them. Troy-Bilt will send a cart each to the five best comments, as determined by me (representing Garden Rant).
We’ll let this run until Monday (7/7) at 5 p.m. EST. And one more thing. You must be a garden blogger to win one of these; simply supply a link to your blog in the comment form (as most do already).
ADDENDUM: I’m sorry! I ought to have set the example by naming my favorites. As follows: 1. The martagon lily I posted on about 4 posts down. When you see the picture and know that it thrives in shade, you won’t need any further explanation. 2. My climbing hydrangea. It is going great guns now, and the flowers have a lovely scent. 3. My hellebore, the commonest one I have (hybridus, I think?) but a beautiful spectacle in crappy shade all summer long. 4. A Blush Noisette rose. See my post on it on my blog 5. Yeah, this is tough. But I’ll go with another rose, Charlotte, one of the first plants I bought. It is also described in detail on Gardening While Intoxicated. So those are mine.
OK! Contest OVER. PEG is the last commenter (not winner), as far as I can tell. I do not have winners yet. Give me until tomorrow (Tuesday) AM to read and evaluate them. Thanks for playing!Posted by Elizabeth Licata on July 6, 2008 at 5:00 am, in the category Taking Your Gardening Dollar.